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What retail CEOs need to know to lead their business into the future

Shifting consumer behavior is changing the face of the retail industry. The skillset that today’s retail CEOs require to lead a company into the future is going through changes, too. Flexibility, and the ability to foresee trends and move in the right direction quickly have become two necessary traits for tomorrow’s CEOs. “The business is changing so quickly and dramatically that you have to have people who are able to adapt,” said Paula Williamson-Reid, president of Reid & Co Executive Search LLC.   According …

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Bring predictability to your revenue pipeline with Dynamics 365 Sales

Most companies use sales pipeline data to gauge a very generalized picture of future sales. But imagine if your company’s data was accurate enough to predict next month’s revenue within a few cents? If an organization can standardize on top-performing sales processes and establish an accurate, targeted picture of the customer, pipeline data becomes far more reliable—and future sales become far more …

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Bring predictability to your revenue pipeline with Dynamics 365 Sales

Most companies use sales pipeline data to gauge a very generalized picture of future sales. But imagine if your company’s data was accurate enough to predict next month’s revenue within a few cents? If an organization can standardize on top-performing sales processes and establish an accurate, targeted picture of the customer, pipeline data becomes far more reliable—and future sales become far more …

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Why it makes sense to move your retail management software to the cloud

As a successful retailer, chances are you are already running some of your IT functions in the cloud. That’s smart. The next logical step is to move your entire retail management system to the cloud, and go from the on-premises version to its software as a service (SaaS) one. But even if you know that the …

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3 aspects to consider when migrating to Dynamics 365 in the cloud—it’s like building your next dream house

Migrating your on-premises business applications to the cloud can be like building your very own dream home. It’s incredibly exciting and will be perfect for your unique needs but can feel daunting when going at it alone. Ensuring you have a strong plan is crucial. Let’s explore this metaphor a bit more as we examine …

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Why your restaurant needs intelligent analytics according to a CIO

What opportunities is your restaurant missing out on just because you are afraid of change? The past few months have shown us that businesses cannot continue operating with their old models. During times of disruption and uncertainty, speed and agility become necessary for survival. Restaurants have discovered that they need to be able to adopt new models …

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How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection helps Worldline combat fraud

Online fraud increased significantly during the recent pandemic and economic downturn, with losses of an estimated $12 billion worldwide.1 To ensure continuous protection, organizations need modern solutions to protect from a range of fraud—from payment fraud, bots, account takeover, and returns and discounts fraud. We are partnering with Worldline, the European leader in the payments and …

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Why physical stores are still vital for retail

During the Covid-19 pandemic, online became a fundamental channel for retailers. Even as overall retail spend decreased, eCommerce sales grew over the previous year. The impressive results may overshadow that eCommerce still represents just a small percentage of total retail sales: in the U.S., the number is as low as 14.5%, according to eMarketer data. This means …

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